The HERC partnership program was designed to offer more of what for- and non-profit organizations want with higher education leaders and jobseekers. More relationships. More visibility. More results.
The HERC partners with organizations that share HERC’s mission to support employee recruitment, diversity, and dual-career couples in higher education.
The goal of HERC’s Partnership Program is to create a forum for HERC and its partners to help one another further their missions.
HERC is uniquely positioned as a member-governed organization with a large membership and both a regional and national presence. With more than 700 member institutions in more than 30 states and the District of Columbia, HERC has an active membership base of over 5,000 higher education human resources, faculty development, and diversity officer leaders and decision makers.
Partners have opportunities to present business solutions and information about their organizations to industry leaders and show support for HERC.
HERC’s goal is to position our partners to achieve greater success in meeting the needs of HERC member institutions and to showcase partners as thought leaders in their respective industries and fields.
HERC’s corporate partnership program is cost conscious and provides year-round exposure for your company with the more than 5,000 key decision makers at over 700 member institutions. Email email@example.com to learn more.
HERC will gladly customize relationships with President and Trustee partners. All opportunities at the Regional HERC level are subject to the approval of the Regional HERC director.
Year-round exposure on HERC website on our partnerships and member discounts pages
*Please note: Trustee partnerships are invitation only
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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HERC helps its member institutions recruit and retain the most diverse and talented employees and contributes to diversifying the pipeline of faculty and staff members in academe and related industries. Reaching out to diverse jobseekers and providing comprehensive and transparent access to job opportunities is a crucial way HERC helps.
HERC addresses the needs of dual-career couples in academe. Research has shown that the inability to find a job within a commutable distance of one’s partner can be a significant barrier to employment. HERC is the only organization to provide tools that enable partnered candidates to search for jobs that meet both individuals’ job search criteria. HERC has been recognized for its considerable success in this area.
HERC’s partnerships with organizations that serve women and minorities and other segments of the higher education population have provided important tools for the career success of the individuals our partner organizations serve. HERC’s partnerships have, in turn, enabled HERC to reach diverse jobseekers and increase the diversity of the applicant pools at our member institutions.
HERC’s non-profit partners receive exposure with both our over 1,700 representatives at over 600 institutions as well as our over 220,000 registered higher education jobseekers.
Every organization is unique and HERC meets with potential non-profit partners to first assess whether there is an alignment of mission. One that is determined, HERC works with each partner to develop an individualized partnership based on helping the other further its organizational mission and the needs of the constituents they serve.
Typically, non-profit partnerships are non-cash, in-kind exchanges that involve cross promotional activities that benefit each organization.
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Some non-profit partnerships have included:
Laura AvakianSenior Advisor, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
“Bright Horizons is very pleased to be a President-Level Partner to the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We share a common interest in supporting the well-being and sustained creativity and productivity of your faculty members and support the HERC mission of addressing recruitment, employment, and dual-career challenges on their campuses.”
“When COACHE delivers our faculty diagnostics, we also deliver advice—to engage in the full portfolio of HERC resources. They bring much-needed attention to dual-career needs and a sustained commitment to improve diversity in the academy. These are issues that, our data say, are important to faculty and at the top of presidents’ and provosts’ minds. With HERC, we see an alignment of mission and a fellow agent of change to strengthen the academic workforce.”
“HERC is not only a catalyst for collaboration among academic institutions, but also offers one of the best online tools for dual-career couples to realize their academic career goals. In our recent study of Dual-Career Academic Couples, using HERC is one of our top-ten recommendations.”